A Knight To Remember - 5121-03-16 - Pitfalls of Working A Rone Alone (log)

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Charlatos 16-17, 5121

by Leafiara Autumnwind of the TownCrier



The Night in a Nutshell

A flash of lightning sizzles in the night sky.
Some townspeople wander by and can be overheard saying, "...Dendum has returned? Our voice has come back....is it true..."
A white-cloaked figure runs along a nearby rooftop as wind and rain break up the night.
A white-cloaked figure leaps from one rooftop to another and a flash of lightning briefly illuminates the night to briefly reveal a shadowy figure being chased by Rone!  The dark figure is slim, but wreathed in a trailing dark cloak and hood.  Ribbons of green light glow from the dark figure's forearms, where hand-pylons glisten as the dark figure turns and fires sizzling bolts of acid before rushing off!  Rone dodges the attack and continues pursuit!
A shadowy figure leaps across a rooftop overhead!
With a wide swoop, Rone leaps across a nearby rooftop!
Light and dark, the figures dance along rooftops.  Rone hurls curved daggers as the shadowy figure pivots, spins, and fires off two hand-pylons!  Rone dodges and the pursuit continues.
[on the East Tower roof...] Rone crouches, a dagger in hand, as the air shimmers along Rone's gauntlets.
Pukk yells, "Rone, I will distract them for you!"
Pukk nocks his white-banded arrow, aims skyward, and with a quick draw, releases his white-banded arrow into the air.
Streaking upward, a sapphire blue white-banded arrow ignites and creates a wake of white-hot sparks as it climbs into the air.  Reaching the apex of its journey, the arrow explodes in a shower of sapphire blue that blossoms to fill the sky and the percussion of which sends a subtle tremor through the earth.  Only a moment later, a secondary blast erupts, and a howling wolf is projected into the heavens in an array of snow white incandescence.  The image hangs in the sky for several moments before dissipating in a glittering, multi-hued cascade of light.
From out of the shadows a murky figure appears, garbed in darkness and moving in a blur of motion!  The dark figure raises it arms outward and a bright light sparks from both hand-pylons held tightly in its grip!  Four rapid blasts of murky green ichor fire from the hand-pylons, sizzling through the air before striking Pukk!
Rone leaps to a nearby rooftop in pursuit!
A bolt of green ichor sizzles through the air over a rooftop!
Rone pursues the dark figure who spins and twists, firing two blasts of green ichor!  Rone throws up gauntleted hands and a wall of force snaps into existence, blocking the acid bolts and giving Rone enough time to leap off the side of a rooftop.  The dark figure runs away in a different direction, moving towards the docks and then leaping into the bay.
A flare shoots up over the Black Sands!
The Symbol of Need begins to burn in your mind and an image appears before you of Roelon...
[The Black Sands]
The wind shrieks down the beach, cutting through your clothes to raise goosebumps on your skin.  The bay shore curves in gently here, and the volcanic rocks to the south are just high enough to channel the wind down the beach.  To the northeast, a dark stone pillar rises out of the bay, its base eroded by the waves.  You also see a greater kappa, a greater kappa, a grey-armored human mercenary, a grey-armored human mercenary, a grey-armored human mercenary, the Silvynn disk, a grey-armored human mercenary, a grey-armored half-elven archer, a grey-armored human outlaw, a dark cloud, a grey-armored human mercenary, a massive snowy white tiger, a grey-armored human outlaw, a grey-armored human outlaw and a tall wooden archery tower.
Also here: Silvynn, Rone, the body of Roelon who is lying down
Leafiara yells, "We're fighting our way toward you!"
From nearby, you hear Rone yell, "Here!"
[combat]
Rone monotonously says, "They were fogged out. The bodies."
[combat]
Rone hisses.
Rone monotonously says, "They got away."
Leafiara says, "Another blow dealt to the Knave's forces at least, yet... they seem to never run out of mercenaries."
Adelynn hesitantly asks, "The Knave? Those elves are working for the Knave?"
Rone monotonously says, "Elves, half-elves, humans....dwarves..."
Rone monotonously says, "Criers."
Speaking to Rone, Ycelacie says, "Be lucky your bounty was recalled."
Rone glances at Ycelacie.
Goldstr asks, "Da Knave's fiters uses dem pylons   aye?"
Speaking to Goldstr, Kippe says, "Rooks intercepted a shipment of them."
Rone monotonously says, "No, that was one of the Knave's pylon users."
Rone monotonously says, "We've dealt with them before."
Rone monotonously says, "I've been doing what I can to investigate the Daily Darkstone, before I turn some focus on the Consortium."
Rone monotonously says, "It resulted in an encounter tonight. Coincidence? We will see."
Speaking curiously to Rone, Leafiara asks, "Have you found anything just yet?"
Rone monotonously says, "No, nothing yet. Just suspicions."
Rone squints.
Rone twists slightly, cracking her spine.  She looks much better.
Speaking to Rone, Adelynn inquires, "So what was the point of the encounter tonight?  Why were you after the one, and why were these mercenaries after you?"
A tiny spark emits from one of Rone's gauntlets.
Rone monotonously says, "I was looking into our enemies."
Rone monotonously says, "I was attacked, but then I pursued. I was ready for it."
Speaking to Rone, Adelynn prompts, "Who attacked you?"
Rone monotonously says, "I don't know who it is yet. One of the Knave's people."
Speaking to Rone, Leafiara offers, "You don't have to be alone in this, you know... Sometimes it is best to work alone too, of course, but if you need any help in arranging an ambush or trap, you only need to say the word."
Rone nods.
Speaking curiously to Rone, Adelynn wonders, "Why not come directly to us for help?"
Rone monotonously says, "Agreed."
Rone monotonously says, "I think it is perhaps time we...coordinate."
Rone monotonously says, "The Consortium is troubling."
Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Rone, can you shashinate Amosh? We no tell."
Speaking drunkenly to Adelynn, Gutstorm slurs, "Fer da greater goot."
Rone monotonously says, "We don't know who the Knave is yet. I won't murder a dozen and ask questions later."
Rone monotonously says, "I have some theories. We'll see."
Speaking to Rone, Viva asks, "Are you able to share your theories?"
Rone monotonously says, "Some of my suspicions led me to the Daily Darkstone."
Rone monotonously says, "I think most of us share the same theories now."
Rone monotonously says, "Stephos. Amos. Octaven. Perhaps someone else unseen or unknown."
Adelynn wonders, "Shouldn't the mayor be able to launch a formal inquiry into the members of the Consortium, backed by the constabulary and the militia?"
Rone monotonously says, "There is no mayor."
Adelynn wryly comments, "I find it hard to believe we couldn't put Leafiara back in place against the wishes of some corrupt merchants."
Rone monotonously says, "They are not all corrupt."
Speaking to Rone, Goldstr says, "Aye but some be misguided."
Rone nods at Goldstr.
Rone monotonously says, "We've all been manipulated and misguided before."
Rone monotonously says, "We shouldn't forget that."
A tiny spark emits from one of Rone's gauntlets.
Speaking seriously to Rone, Leafiara asks, "Do those need some repairing or anything?"
Rone glances at Leafiara.
Rone monotonously says, "It's fine."
Rone monotonously says, "We'll coordinate more."
Rone monotonously says, "Next trail I find, we'll go it together."
Speaking earnestly to Rone, Leafiara says, "Appreciated. We'll look forward to just that."
Rone monotonously says, "The last time one of those pylons hit me..."
Rone shakes her head.
Speaking to Rone, Viva says, "'I'll take a pylon hit for you if the need arises."
Rone grins at Viva.
Rone monotonously says, "...thanks."
Rone spins, white cloak trailing behind, and slips off into the night.


Other Notable Moments

Adelynn wonders, "Shouldn't the mayor be able to launch a formal inquiry into the members of the Consortium, backed by the constabulary and the militia?"
Rone monotonously says, "There is no mayor."
Speaking to Adelynn, Telagan says, "Presumes she's the mayor."
Kippe says, "The mayor has been 'removed.'"
Speaking to Adelynn, Leafiara says, "Militia's scattered with the barracks destroyed, and the town guard is... dubious at best."
Goldstr asks, "By whom?"
Goldstr points at Leafiara.
Adelynn wryly says, "Mayor's right here."
Goldstr says, "Our Mayor fer a bit still."
Gespry melodically says, "Agreed."
Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Rone, we decided we no need da conshurshums approval to reckanize Leafi ash our mayer."
Leafiara says, "I appreciate the thought. I do intend to carry out my duty for the rest of the month as the people voted."
Leafiara says, "But like I said..."
Speaking to Adelynn, Kippe says, "Not according to the Consortium and they hold the cards."
Leafiara says, "My resources are minimal at the moment either way, with Dunigan so questionable."
Speaking incredulously to Kippe, Adelynn asks, "The Consortium controls the constabulary?"
Speaking to Adelynn, Kippe says, "They're pretty much running everything."
Adelynn disbelievingly asks, "We truly can't assemble what remains of the militia and restore Leafiara, launch a formal inquiry?"
Speaking melodically to Roelon, Gespry says, "I don't recall there being a vote to recall.  Though the politics of Landing are a tad different then Icemules.  I still see Leafiara as the recognized mayor."
Gespry melodically says, "Maybe not MY mayor, but still."
Speaking slowly to Adelynn, Leafiara suggests, "Maybe you should go have a look at the destroyed barracks I've been mentioning all night..."
Speaking deeply to Gespry, Roelon says, "As far as ah care, Amos and those others hold no official power."


Comedic Highlights

[General] Pukk exclaims, "If Landing floods suddenly, I'm sorry!"
[General] Leafiara curiously asks, "What'd you do this time, Pukk?"
[General] Pukk thinks, "I was kidding with Raelee and told her it was boring around town and she should flood the town like Solhaven...she said fine."
[General] Leafiara suspiciously thinks, "Wait, did you annoy Magister Raelee into re-enacting the--"
[General] Pukk exclaims, "I'm so sorry!"
[General] Leafiara suddenly exclaims, "I knew it!"
[General] Raelee thinks, "He simply requested it."
[General] Goldstr asks, "We usually worry bouts Hap's fires, now we got Pukk's floods?"
Rone eyes the chocolate ice cream on Gutstorm's face as Gutstorm approaches her.  Gutstorm hugs Rone.


Log

Flooding?!

[Frith's Inn, Main Saloon]

Drawn by the aroma of good food and strong drink, you enter the main saloon. The innkeeper presides merrily, ensuring everyone gets a share of attention from the pretty serving wenches and the handsome lad behind the bar. Long benches and rectangular tables seat high-spirited patrons. You also see the Airiya disk, some swinging doors and a cozy booth.

Also here: The Notorious Leafiara, Airiya

[General] Pukk exclaims, "If Landing floods suddenly, I'm sorry!"

[General] Pietra exclaims, "Pukk, you're supposed to go before it's imminent!"

[General] Leafiara curiously asks, "What'd you do this time, Pukk?"

[General] Pukk thinks, "I was kidding with Raelee and told her it was boring around town and she should flood the town like Solhaven...she said fine."

[General] Peggyanne thinks, "Sounds like somone is calling meteors in the ocean."

[General] Leafiara suspiciously thinks, "Wait, did you annoy Magister Raelee into re-enacting the--"

[General] Pukk exclaims, "I'm so sorry!"

[General] Leafiara suddenly exclaims, "I knew it!"

[General] Beldannon thinks, "I am in the treehouse. So I am good."

[General] Pietra thinks, "Oh dear."

[General] Raelee thinks, "He simply requested it."

[General] Peggyanne thinks, "Good thing I'm at sea."

[General] Leafiara urges, "To the ocean! State of emergency!"

[General] Kippe thinks, "I do believe the dinghy is available."

[General] Goldstr asks, "We usually worry bouts Hap's fires, now we got Pukk's floods?"

[General] Peggyanne thinks, "I'm outside the Landing.... I've rooom for 6 refugees."

[General] Viva asks, "Is Pukk making waves again?"

[General] Pukk thinks, "She hasn't indicated whether she is or isn't going to do it...but I don't think she is."

[General] Leafiara adoringly opines, "Pukk does have a way of making waves."

[General] Pietra exclaims, "He's always right, ya know!"

[General] Darcena laughs, "Ha! Making waves! I get this!"

[General] Pukk thinks, "Owlie is going to talk..hoot..to her."

[General] Leafiara relievedly states, "Ah, good, we're saved."

[General] Telagan thinks, "From what I've heard, I doubt it's to talk her out of it..."

[General] Ycelacie asks, "Invasion?"

[General] Leafiara insists, "But Owly needs his cookies and his Cryheart."

[General] Pukk exclaims, "Oh my, which cookies? Leafi you need to get Owly some cookies!"

[General] Leafiara confidently replies, "All the cookies."

[General] Beldannon thinks, "I mean the Landing could use a good washing."

[General] Leafiara honestly concedes, "Well, not wrong there."

[General] Viva thinks, "I think we're salty enough around here."

[General] Viva thinks, "Good point Telagan, Pukk should try to keep it at Bay."

[General] Pukk exclaims, "Rain clouds...we are doomed!"

[General] Leafiara musingly thinks, "Well then."

[Town Square Central]

This is the heart of the main square of Wehnimer's Landing. The impromptu shops of the bazaar are clustered around this central gathering place, where townsfolk, travellers, and adventurers meet to talk, conspire or raise expeditions to the far-flung reaches of Elanith. At the north end, an old well, with moss-covered stones and a craggy roof, is shaded from the moonlight by a strong, robust tree. The oak is tall and straight, and it is apparent that the roots run deep. You also see the Grimhorn disk, the Oulaga disk, the Kiriane disk, an amber-eyed tawny range wolf, the Lowqon disk, the Ghorkles disk, the Frickfrack disk, some ambrominas leaf, a pale-faced coppery barn owl, the Weedykur disk, a large acorn, a drake greataxe, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, a large acorn, some stone benches with some stuff on it, an herbal remedy donation bin and a round silver-banded barrel.

Also here: The Notorious Leafiara, Elashion, Viva, Pukk, Grimhorn, Oulaga, Kippe, Lowqon, Ghorkles, Frickfrack, Magister Raelee, Markx, Weedykur who is sitting

Pukk feeds a pale-faced coppery barn owl a bite of his chocolate chip cookie.

Viva offers Leafiara a frosted chocolate cookie.

Speaking flusteredly to Pukk, Leafiara exclaims, "What have you wrought!"

Leafiara accepts Viva's frosted chocolate cookie.

Leafiara feeds a pale-faced coppery barn owl a bite of her frosted chocolate cookie.

A flash of lightning sizzles in the night sky.

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk exclaims, "Sorry! It was a joke...I totally forgot she doesn't do jokes!"

Raelee folds her arms over her chest.

Speaking to a pale-faced coppery barn owl, Leafiara sighs, "Can you talk her out of destroying the Landing?"

Leafiara glances at Raelee.

The coppery barn owl hoots at Leafiara.

A pale-faced coppery barn owl briefly puffs up into a ball of feathers.

Leafiara groans.

Leafiara musingly says, "Okay, fine, I'll find more cookies."

[leaves, returns, feeds Owly more cookies]

Speaking surprisedly to Kippe, Leafiara asks, "What?"

Speaking to a pale-faced coppery barn owl, Viva asks, "You're one tough cookie eh?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Kippe says, "Large cookie."

Speaking to Kippe, Leafiara assures, "Owly needs his cookies."

Speaking amusedly to Kippe, Leafiara says, "That was two of them."

Pukk yells, "Rain rain go away or else Owly will flap you till you decay!"

Speaking to Pukk, Raelee says, "... rain does not... decay."

Speaking to a pale-faced coppery barn owl, Kippe says, "YOu made those two cookies look like one."

The coppery barn owl hoots at Kippe.

Pukk exclaims, "When did this change?!"

Some townspeople wander by and can be overheard saying, "...Dendum has returned? Our voice has come back....is it true..."

Leafiara repeats, "Dendum?"

Dendum rubs his hands together briskly, a look of anticipation on his face.

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk asks, "Maybe that is Barnom's nickname?"

Monthas asks, "Barnom was the lich?"

Leafiara says, "Maybe it was part of a word, like addendum..."

Viva asks, "Are they advertising for Dendum... an Ad Dendum ?"

Kippe agrees, "Never heard of it."

Monthas says, "I got that chart around here somewhere."

The voice of Dendum says, "Help."

Leafiara musingly says, "Okay then."

Monthas asks, "Help how?"

Viva asks, "How can we help ye?"

Leafiara curiously asks, "What sort of help do you need?"

Roelon deeply asks, "Someone chasin' ye?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Well good news is you can claim that you 'cleaned' up the town with all this flood."

Monthas says, "Weird."

Speaking offhandedly to Pukk, Leafiara says, "Already did that with the trash barrel."

The voice of Dendum says, "Always need help when people start saying names in Landing."

Leafiara admits, "Well, you're not wrong."

Speaking to Monthas, Dendum asks, "What is this one searching for?"

Dendum says, "Dendum helps."

Leafiara cryptically says, "Mysteries and mischief."

Dendum says, "Ahh Dendum finds one."

Dendum offers Monthas a white baneberry.

Speaking to Dendum, Viva exclaims, "Great find Dendum!"

Speaking softly to Dendum, Bernadette asks, "Wot ye heppin wit?"

Monthas says, "Why thank you."

Leafiara curiously asks, "Why are we looking for baneberries again?"

Speaking to Monthas, Dendum says, "Is not a problem."

Monthas says, "And here I did not get you anything."

Bernadette softly says, "Ah."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk exclaims, "Baneberries will stop the flood!"

Leafiara says, "Oh, well then."

Roelon deeply asks, "Who wants these things?"

Faerinn says, "Baneberries are gone from here."

Monthas says, "So ahh."

Faerinn asks, "This a new Voln hazing thing or something?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "I was foraging when I remembered I can't forage."

Monthas says, "Umm Baneberries."

Leafiara admits, "I have no idea."

Bernadette softly says, "Me too but was wert a try."

Monthas says, "Gotcha."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "I don't see anybody but invisible people."

Pukk says, "And one of them likes me too."

Bernadette softly says, "Who we look fer."


Rone Run

A white-cloaked figure runs along a nearby rooftop as wind and rain break up the night.

Viva says, "Hmm."

Leafiara absently says, "Ah, there goes Rone again."

Faerinn says, "Oh that makes sense Casi would like a word."

Bernadette softly says, "Aye I seen it."

Viva says, "Going bury us with bane perhaps."

Pukk recites:

"Everybody join Leafiara!"

Monthas says, "I think white baneberry is highly poisnous."

Roelon deeply says, "Quite nimble that one is."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "You're it."

Leafiara says, "Hard to tell which way she went..."

Leafiara recites:

"Join up and we can start scouring the roofs, I suppose!"

Speaking to Dendum, Pukk says, "Need to work on that hiding."

Leafiara recites:

"All ready?"

[Moot Hall, Upstairs Corridor]

The end of the hallway is enclosed by large burgundy rugs. Potted plants are displayed on brass stands resting between a polished maoral door and a richly carved mahogany door. The dark corridor doesn't offer much in terms of natural lighting. You also see a sturdy ladder.

Veramilion, Viva, Markx, Bernadette, Pukk, Faerinn, Aeith, Roelon, Monthas and Dendum followed.

Leafiara says, "Climb the ladder."

Faerinn says, "I'm sure Casi just wants to go over the best ways to fake her death this weekend."

[Moot Hall, Rooftop]

Dark slate runs across the roof of Moot Hall, providing solid footing and an impressive view of the town square below. To the west, the great oak tree in the center of town rises up, partially obscuring the western side of the bazaar. You also see a wooden railing and a wooden hatch.

Leafiara says, "I'd give her a shout, but... she usually wants more... privacy."

Viva asks, "Has that wagon with the pylon on it been there in the town square?"

A white-cloaked figure leaps from one rooftop to another and a flash of lightning briefly illuminates the night to briefly reveal a shadowy figure being chased by Rone! The dark figure is slim, but wreathed in a trailing dark cloak and hood. Ribbons of green light glow from the dark figure's forearms, where hand-pylons glisten as the dark figure turns and fires sizzling bolts of acid before rushing off! Rone dodges the attack and continues pursuit!

Speaking to Viva, Leafiara says, "Yeah, it's--"

The voice of Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Wot dat!"

Leafiara slowly says, "Well okay."

[General] Goldstr asks, "Any word from anyone Mayor? Or sightings of danger?"

[General] Leafiara thinks, "Someone's after Rone."

Aeith exclaims, "A chase!"

Your surroundings blur for a moment . . .

[Wehnimer's, Land's End Rd.]

Vigilant night guardsmen scrutinize the citizens and travelers arriving and departing through the wide gates spanning the land route into Wehnimer's Landing. The cluttered streets of the city to the south are a far cry from the deceptively calm expanse of the wilds of Elanith outside. Two daunting towers survey the countryside and protect the town, flanking the road to the east and west. You also see a sturdy wooden table, the town gates, a large wooden barrel and a mound of snow.

[scouting throughout]

The voice of Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Me got ice cream."

[General] Peggyanne thinks, "It's the other way around."

Aeith says, "Rooftops are a bold place to be in a lightning storm."

A shadowy figure leaps across a rooftop overhead!

Faerinn says, "That looked more like Rone was in pursuit."

Monthas says, "There."

[General] Peggyanne thinks, "Looks like Rone is after someone."

[General] Leafiara concedes, "Okay, fine, both."

Bernadette softly says, "Dere he goes."

Viva says, "The gods are roofless."

[General] Gutstorm thinks, "Should me arm meshelf? shwing by a mound of shnow."

The voice of Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Me gittin dizzy Leafi...." [remember we're moving throughout this]

With a wide swoop, Rone leaps across a nearby rooftop!

In a perfect imitation of Faerinn, from behind a wood-sided shop, Dendum's voice says, "Over here."

Viva says, "I feel like this is all a bit over our heads."

Leafiara yells, "Get 'em Rone!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk asks, "Maybe we can also talk Raelee into not flooding the town while this is going on?"

Speaking to Faerinn, Pukk says, "You threw your voice good."

[General] Goldstr thinks, "Rone be after da Knave er his forces it seems."

Monthas says, "Yeah."

Monthas says, "What an expert."

Light and dark, the figures dance along rooftops. Rone hurls curved daggers as the shadowy figure pivots, spins, and fires off two hand-pylons! Rone dodges and the pursuit continues.

Faerinn says, "Apparently."

The voice of Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Kint we jush shcoop up hish dead body?"

Leafiara asks, "Whose?"

Monthas says, "No one is dead yet."

In a perfect imitation of Leafiara, Dendum exclaims, "This one is very lost!"

Faerinn says, "At this point it's hard to tell if that's a Knave or a Rook."

Pukk glances between Dendum and Leafiara.

Pukk says, "Wow, you both sound alike."

Monthas says, "She is lost because usually someone else leads....."

Speaking offhandedly to Monthas, Leafiara says, "No, just... they're all over the roofs back and forth."

Aeith says, "Could we see them from the gate towers? They have a high vantage."

Speaking to Dendum, Viva says, "We're embracing the chaos here."

Speaking to Aeith, Leafiara says, "That's a good thought."

Speaking to Dendum, Pukk says, "Leafiara is part ranger and gets lost easily."

[Land Tower East, Roof]

A small lean-to on the south side of the tower provides the on-duty guards with some shelter. You can see the roofs of town buildings to the south and southeast. To the east you can see two more guard towers, apparently sitting on either side of the river. To the northwest, you can see the road that leads to the main gate of Wehnimer's and, beyond it, to the shoreline. You also see a notched slitted window, a notched slitted window, a notched slitted window, a large ballista, a pile of white ora-tipped sharpened logs and a maoral cabinet.

Monthas says, "Aye, I was just joking about the good Sir Cryheart not being here."

Dendum says, "Ahh Dendum gets his boxes opened near here."

Dendum says, "Very good spot this."

[General] Adelynn asks, "Where's the fun at?"

Monthas says, "Good spot to get blown up by traps."

Monthas says, "That's my experience here."

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Me kint member, ish Rone one da goot guysh?"

Speaking to Dendum, Viva says, "The Irregulars usually post up here when the rains comes along."

Dendum says, "Oh good Landing kept giant bows."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "All over various roofs, other than the ones we're at."

Speaking to Dendum, Viva says, "Sometimes they even hit things."


On the Hunt

Rone leaps into view.

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Ballishta werksh."

Faerinn asks, "Hmm, if Casi bites it early does that still work for us? And how much of our fault is it for giving the Rooks pylons?"

Speaking to Rone, Leafiara greets, "Ah, good eve there."

[General] Adelynn asks, "What am I looking for, exactly, other than a bunch of people chasing an old man?"

Rone crouches, a dagger in hand, as the air shimmers along Rone's gauntlets.

[General] Leafiara suggests, "Perhaps the east tower roof..."

Roelon deeply says, "Wonder if the other is ...around."

Speaking curiously to Rone, Leafiara asks, "Need any help catching, er... whoever that is?"

Monthas says, "Wow, so much going on."

Pukk yells, "Rone, I will distract them for you!"

Pukk nocks his white-banded arrow, aims skyward, and with a quick draw, releases his white-banded arrow into the air.

Streaking upward, a sapphire blue white-banded arrow ignites and creates a wake of white-hot sparks as it climbs into the air. Reaching the apex of its journey, the arrow explodes in a shower of sapphire blue that blossoms to fill the sky and the percussion of which sends a subtle tremor through the earth. Only a moment later, a secondary blast erupts, and a howling wolf is projected into the heavens in an array of snow white incandescence. The image hangs in the sky for several moments before dissipating in a glittering, multi-hued cascade of light.

Monthas says, "I will make you invisible, Rone."

From out of the shadows a murky figure appears, garbed in darkness and moving in a blur of motion! The dark figure raises it arms outward and a bright light sparks from both hand-pylons held tightly in its grip! Four rapid blasts of murky green ichor fire from the hand-pylons, sizzling through the air before striking Pukk!

Faerinn says, "That a Rook or Knave. Can't tell anymore after we gave them pylons."

... 35 points of damage!

Acid hits leg squarely leaving nothing useful behind.

Pukk screams and falls to the ground grasping his mangled right leg!

He is stunned!

... 30 points of damage!

Pukk screams! Pukk's left leg is reduced to a puddle of bubbling slime!

... 29 points of damage!

Pukk's arm is drenched in acid! Flesh and bones are reduced to a smoking slime!

... 24 points of damage!

Acid dissolves the elbow ligaments. Arm swings in a very odd manner!

Speaking melodically to Roelon, Gespry says, "I was sitting on my boat, figure Landing may need a hand."

Monthas says, "Eep."

[General] Goldstr thinks, "Give a call if a blade be needed Mayor."

Markx says, "Hmph."

Rone leaps to a nearby rooftop in pursuit!

Roelon deeply says, "Hmmm..."

Gespry melodically says, "Then again."

Leafiara says, "That would be a Knave. Rooks wouldn't shoot Pukk."

Gutstorm yells, "Hey be nice to Pukk!"

Pukk says, "No, Rooks wouldn't."

Leafiara mutters, "And she gave us no answer on how to help catch this fool."

Monthas says, "Damn."

[General] Leafiara thinks, "We asked Rone if we could help and how, but no answer..."

Faerinn says, "That was an acid one."

Monthas says, "He got 3 out of 4 limbs."

In a perfect imitation of Pukk, from behind Pukk, a voice exclaims, "You can not do this twice!"

A bolt of green ichor sizzles through the air over a rooftop!

[General] Leafiara thinks, "Pukk's been shot down, but with some--"

Pukk asks, "Can I get some healing?"

Leafiara ducks her head.

In a perfect imitation of Pukk, from behind Pukk, a voice says, "Because this one does not have enough hands for that."

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "If me dropsh me ice cream, shumone gonna pay."

[General] Leafiara concludes, "Healing, he'll be fine..."

Adelynn asks, "So now they're shooting pylons at us?"

Silvynn says, "Perhaps we should split up and cover the three rooftop locations."

Pukk asks, "Any healers?"

Leafiara says, "I agree...."

Speaking to Silvynn, Adelynn says, "Seems a good idea."

Leafiara asks, "Perhaps east tower roof, Moot Hall roof, Raging Thrak roof?"

Faerinn says, "Might be Knave. Unless that's the kind we gave the Rooks too."

Gespry melodically asks, "What do you call a Pukk with only one broken arm?"

Gutstorm offers Pietra a large chocolate ice cream cone.

Pietra accepts Gutstorm's chocolate ice cream cone.

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Want shum?"

Speaking to Gutstorm, Pietra exclaims, "Yes!"

Speaking curiously to Leafiara, Adelynn asks, "Doesn't the Bay Watch Tower have a roof?"

Bernadette softly says, "Sommin heal the Jester."

Speaking to Gespry, Pukk says, "What ever it is...a 1 armed Pukk is still annoying."

Speaking to Adelynn, Leafiara says, "They do, but that's all the way on the other side of town."

Monthas says, "2 silver for Pukk's corpse."

Speaking drunkenly to Pukk, Gutstorm slurs, "Tish only a flesh woon."

Leafiara asks, "Do we have scouts to cover the Raging Thrak Inn roof and Moot Hall roof?"

Speaking melodically to Pukk, Gespry says, "At least you still have one arm."

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra exclaims, "You can wave!"

Viva says, "Sure was a mean ol acid."

Rone pursues the dark figure who spins and twists, firing two blasts of green ichor! Rone throws up gauntleted hands and a wall of force snaps into existence, blocking the acid bolts and giving Rone enough time to leap off the side of a rooftop. The dark figure runs away in a different direction, moving towards the docks and then leaping into the bay.

Speaking melodically to Pietra, Gespry says, "Was gonna say, he can still scratch his..umm..nose."

Bernadette softly says, "Ahh the Chief sez rub some dirt innit and walk it off."

[General] Adelynn exclaims, "He's in the water!"

Leafiara says, "Well..."

Leafiara says, "To the bay."

Aeith says, "The figure went to the docks."

[Wehnimer's, North Dock]

The dock's planks are dull and weathered from the salt spray of many seasons. Northward beyond the massive sea gates, a flock of ice geese passes, silhouetted against the sky over the waters of Darkstone Bay. The hulk of a derelict coastal sailer is tethered to the end of the pier. You also see a delighted ocean spirit that is flying around, an elegant riverboat with a gaily beribboned mahogany gangplank, a portly portmaster, a black imperial wagon with a glowing blue-white pylon on it, the murky waters of Darkstone Bay, a stack of empty crates, some huge wooden crates, some stacked piles of supplies and a wide ramp.

Also here: Lord Telagan

Xorus, Pietra, Gespry, Petalwind, Monthas, Bernadette, Roelon, Faerinn, Pukk, Viva, Aeith, Veramilion and Gutstorm followed.

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra says, "I think you bled on me a little."

The voice of Dendum says, "Look."

Gespry melodically says, "But he does need some medical assistance."

Leafiara says, "Hmm."

Leafiara designates Bernadette as the new leader of the group.

Leafiara offhandedly says, "Bernie has the lead, just a moment."

[jumps into Darkstone Bay to pursue; later, all the way through...]

Roelon swims over to the black sand beach and slowly wades up onto the shore.

Leafiara swims over to the black sand beach and slowly wades up onto the shore.

[The Black Sands]

A narrow strip of black sand winds between the pulsing sea and the huddled rocks. You look out at the dark waters of the bay, set against the grey sky. With the black sands beneath your feet and the frozen black lava behind you, you feel as though all the color has been blotted out of the world. You also see the waters of Darkstone Bay and a tall wooden archery tower.

Roelon deeply says, "Hmmm."

[fogs back]

[Wehnimer's, North Dock]

The dock's planks are dull and weathered from the salt spray of many seasons. Northward beyond the massive sea gates, a flock of ice geese passes, silhouetted against the sky over the waters of Darkstone Bay. The hulk of a derelict coastal sailer is tethered to the end of the pier. You also see the vermeil Rendena disk draped with silver strands of tidal pearls, the Gespry disk, the Telagan disk, the icy blue Monthas disk, the Kiriane disk, the Dendum disk, the Aeith disk, the Viva disk, a stocky snow white puppy with oversized black-tipped paws, a raven that is flying around, the bloodstained Xorus disk with scuffed and dented sides, a resplendent obsidian black raven that is flying around, a massive snowy battle-scarred lynx, a massive snowy white tiger, a blue-eyed black cat, a delighted ocean spirit that is flying around, an elegant riverboat with a gaily beribboned mahogany gangplank, a portly portmaster, a black imperial wagon with a glowing blue-white pylon on it, the murky waters of Darkstone Bay, a stack of empty crates, some huge wooden crates, some stacked piles of supplies and a wide ramp.

Speaking to Xorus, Adelynn says, "Just takes a bit of magic to overcome that."

Leafiara musingly says, "No sign of him..."

Speaking to Pukk, Pietra exclaims, "Never!"

Bernadette designates Leafiara as the new leader of the group.

Speaking melodically to Leafiara, Gespry says, "Now you look like a wet drowned rat."

A flare shoots up over the Black Sands!

[General] Roelon thinks, "Some ruffians on the beach."

Pukk exclaims, "It's that hermit!"

Gespry melodically says, "Oh, Roelon."


Confrontation

[The Black Sands]

Smooth black sand stretches north to the bay. To the south, mounds of lava sit poised over the narrow beach, as though ready to flow down to the water. Long strands of rubbery seaweed lie strewn about, adding a pungent tang to the already briny air. You also see a grey-armored half-elven archer, a greater kappa, a small row boat and a tall wooden archery tower.

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Leafi, me toyung to die!"

[combat]

[General] Leafiara exclaims, "We have Knaves at the Black Sands!"

[extended combat]

[General] Leafiara exclaims, "Battling now!"

[combat]

The Symbol of Need begins to burn in your mind and an image appears before you of Roelon...

[The Black Sands]

The wind shrieks down the beach, cutting through your clothes to raise goosebumps on your skin. The bay shore curves in gently here, and the volcanic rocks to the south are just high enough to channel the wind down the beach. To the northeast, a dark stone pillar rises out of the bay, its base eroded by the waves. You also see a greater kappa, a greater kappa, a grey-armored human mercenary, a grey-armored human mercenary, a grey-armored human mercenary, the Silvynn disk, a grey-armored human mercenary, a grey-armored half-elven archer, a grey-armored human outlaw, a dark cloud, a grey-armored human mercenary, a massive snowy white tiger, a grey-armored human outlaw, a grey-armored human outlaw and a tall wooden archery tower. Also here: Silvynn, Rone, the body of Roelon who is lying down

[extended combat]

[General] Leafiara thinks, "Silvynn and Roelon are mobbed and dead. Trying to fight our way to them..."

[very extended combat]

Leafiara yells, "We're fighting our way toward you!"

[combat]

From nearby, you hear Rone yell, "Here!"

[combat]

Rone just arrived.

[combat; just for demonstration's sake...]

A quick flick of Rone's wrist sends a curved white dagger into flight!

Rone throws a curved white dagger at a grey-armored human outlaw!

AS: +803 vs DS: +40 with AvD: -18 + d100 roll: +47 = +792

... and hits for 67 points of damage!

Slash to the human outlaw's chest!

Breathe deep, it'll feel better in a minute.

[extended combat]

Leafiara says, "Whew."

Rone monotonously says, "They were fogged out. The bodies."

Goldstr spins around looking for something to attack!

Goldstr lets out a blood curdling scream of frustration!

The berserker's rage leaves Goldstr's eyes.

Pietra yells, "Where?"

Speaking to Goldstr, Pukk exclaims, "You're hot!"

Leafiara says, "Excellent, thank you."

[combat]

>group rone

Rone's group status is closed.

[very, very extended combat]

Bernadette softly says, "Brief."

[combat]

Gespry melodically says, "This is a tad mana intensive."

[combat]

Speaking to Gespry, Pietra exclaims, "Shake it off!"

Viva faces Gespry, closes his eyes and begins chanting. Suddenly, a small bolt of energy arcs between them!

Viva opens his eyes, looking slightly drained.

[combat]

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Shwing yer shorrd Geshpry!"

[combat]

Gespry melodically says, "Ahh, thanks."

[combat]

Leafiara says, "Whew."

Aeith says, "We walked right into their ambush it seems."

[combat; just for demonstration's sake...]

Rone looks determined and focused.

In an awe inspiring display of combat mastery, Rone engages a grey-armored elven disruptor in a furious dance macabre, spiralling into a blur of strikes and ripostes!

Rone swings a curved white dagger at a grey-armored elven disruptor!

AS: +780 vs DS: +76 with AvD: -18 + d100 roll: +20 = +706

... and hits for 64 points of damage!

Well aimed shot, punctures calf!

Rone swings a curved white dagger at a grey-armored elven disruptor!

AS: +775 vs DS: +76 with AvD: -18 + d100 roll: +65 = +746

... and hits for 74 points of damage!

Well placed strike shatters a rib!

Rone swings a curved white dagger at a grey-armored elven disruptor!

AS: +780 vs DS: +76 with AvD: -18 + d100 roll: +85 = +771

... and hits for 86 points of damage!

Well placed strike shatters a rib!

Rone swings a curved white dagger at a grey-armored elven disruptor!

AS: +775 vs DS: +76 with AvD: -18 + d100 roll: +66 = +747

... and hits for 75 points of damage!

Well placed shot pierces knee, that hurt!

Rone swings a curved white dagger at a grey-armored elven disruptor!

AS: +780 vs DS: +76 with AvD: -18 + d100 roll: +46 = +732

... and hits for 68 points of damage!

Strike to the chest breaks a rib!

Rone swings a curved white dagger at a grey-armored elven disruptor!

AS: +775 vs DS: +76 with AvD: -18 + d100 roll: +1 = +682

... and hits for 78 points of damage!

Slashing blow to chest knocks the elven disruptor back a few paces!

Rone swings a curved white dagger at a grey-armored elven disruptor!

AS: +780 vs DS: +76 with AvD: -18 + d100 roll: +21 = +707

... and hits for 70 points of damage!

Strike to the chest breaks a rib!

Rone swings a curved white dagger at a grey-armored elven disruptor!

AS: +775 vs DS: +76 with AvD: -18 + d100 roll: +26 = +707

... and hits for 76 points of damage!

Well placed strike shatters a rib!

Rone swings a curved white dagger at a grey-armored elven disruptor!

AS: +780 vs DS: +76 with AvD: -18 + d100 roll: +80 = +766

... and hits for 72 points of damage!

Blow to head!

Rone swings a curved white dagger at a grey-armored elven disruptor!

AS: +775 vs DS: +74 with AvD: -18 + d100 roll: +48 = +731

... and hits for 76 points of damage!

Strike pierces gall bladder!

That's gotta hurt!

Rone swings a curved white dagger at a grey-armored elven disruptor!

AS: +780 vs DS: +74 with AvD: -18 + d100 roll: +68 = +756

... and hits for 83 points of damage!

Damaging strike to chest, several ribs shattered!

Rone swings a curved white dagger at a grey-armored elven disruptor!

AS: +775 vs DS: +74 with AvD: -18 + d100 roll: +49 = +732

... and hits for 82 points of damage!

Strike to abdomen punctures stomach!

[combat]

Pukk asks, "So, Rone, what brings you this way?"

[very extended combat]

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Danksh!"

Rone joins Leafiara's group.

[scouting for any lingering enemies; none to be found]

Speaking to Gutstorm, Pietra says, "I know ya do, stinky."

Adelynn confusedly asks, "Are we protecting him or chasing him?"

Leafiara says, "Just kappas, guys..."

[The Black Sands]

The waves break into white foam and come rolling up the black beach. A magnificent sandcastle stands lone sentry near the tide line. Every few minutes, a wave comes along and sweeps over it, but it remains whole and unmarred. You also see a stocky snow white puppy with oversized black-tipped paws, a decayed arm, a desiccated arm, a fleshless arm, a supple zombie arm with a pearl bracelet, a feminine corpse arm wearing a veiled sleeve, a slender cadaver arm with immaculate nails, an amber-eyed tawny range wolf, a raven that is flying around, the Gespry disk, the Telagan disk, the Kiriane disk, the Viva disk, the Dendum disk, the Aeith disk, a pale-faced coppery barn owl that is flying around, the Jiarine disk, the bloodstained Xorus disk with scuffed and dented sides, a resplendent obsidian black raven that is flying around, a delighted ocean spirit that is flying around, a tiny angular lilac-point kitten, a greater kappa that appears dead, a greater kappa that appears dead, a greater kappa that appears dead, a greater kappa that appears dead and a tall wooden archery tower.

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Fer Zizzle!"

Pukk says, "That Kappa looked shady."

Speaking to Adelynn, Viva asks, "Why not both?"

Bernadette softly says, "Jes makin sure."


Coordination

[The Black Sands]

Smooth black sand stretches north to the bay. To the south, mounds of lava sit poised over the narrow beach, as though ready to flow down to the water. Long strands of rubbery seaweed lie strewn about, adding a pungent tang to the already briny air. You also see a handaxe, a small row boat and a tall wooden archery tower.

Rone hisses.

Goldstr asks, "Dey retreat?"

Aeith asks, "Who were those attackers?"

Leafiara says, "Hmm..."

Rone monotonously says, "They got away."

Leafiara mutters, "Yeah, seems so."

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Shlippery lil shucker."

In a perfect imitation of Leafiara, from behind Leafiara, a voice asks, "Why elves?"

Gespry melodically says, "He was."

Viva says, "We seemed to invoke quite the attack."

Pietra exclaims, "Let's do it again!"

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "I think you're behind it talking."

Leafiara says, "Another blow dealt to the Knave's forces at least, yet... they seem to never run out of mercenaries."

Adelynn hesitantly asks, "The Knave? Those elves are working for the Knave?"

Gespry melodically says, "Roelon nearby."

Speaking to Leafiara, Kippe says, "Someone has very deep pockets."

Gespry melodically says, "And here."

Speaking absently to Adelynn, Leafiara says, "Yes, the grey armor gives 'em away."

Rone monotonously says, "Elves, half-elves, humans....dwarves..."

Adelynn asks, "And what does he have to do with all this?"

Roelon deeply says, "So many, that was unexpected."

Rone monotonously says, "Criers."

Speaking to Adelynn, Leafiara says, "He's the one who blew up the barracks."

Goldstr asks, "Da Knave's fiters uses dem pylons aye?"

Adelynn exclaims, "Blew up the ... what?!"

Speaking slowly to Adelynn, Leafiara says, "The militia barracks. On North Ring Road."

Speaking to Rone, Ycelacie says, "Be lucky your bounty was recalled."

Rone glances at Ycelacie.

Kippe says, "Intercepted a shipment of them."

Speaking to Gespry, Dendum says, "Oi that is nice looking staff."

Speaking to Goldstr, Kippe says, "Rooks intercepted a shipment of them."

Adelynn tersely replies, "I know what you mean, but ... that didn't happen tonight?!"

Speaking drunkenly to Pietra, Gutstorm slurs, "Me raided Shillerwood Manor."

Gespry melodically says, "It is."

Speaking to Kippe, Goldstr says, "Aye I heard."

Dendum says, "Dendum has spoon that looks much like it."

Leafiara says, "The intercepted pylons... they didn't appear to be the acid variety, though, that were being fired tonight."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pukk says, "Yeah, that pylon hurt."

Speaking to Goldstr, Kippe says, "Therefore, both sides can use them."

Rone monotonously says, "No, that was one of the Knave's pylon users."

Rone monotonously says, "We've dealt with them before."

Dendum says, "Never used the spoon on the Kappa though...maybe will try that next time."

Gespry melodically says, "Why does it have to be pylons."

Leafiara says, "Right... so few have those acid pylons, all in the Knave's hands."

Rone eyes the chocolate ice cream on Gutstorm's face as Gutstorm approaches her. Gutstorm hugs Rone.

(OOC) Leafiara's player whispers to the group, "Rofl, Gutstorm."

Rone monotonously says, "I've been doing what I can to investigate the Daily Darkstone, before I turn some focus on the Consortium."

Rone monotonously says, "It resulted in an encounter tonight. Coincidence? We will see."

(OOC) Pukk's player whispers to the group, "Well now we know Rone is a she."

Speaking curiously to Rone, Adelynn asks, "That tabloid?"

(OOC) Gutstorm's player whispers to the group, "And I thought Rone was a guy!"

Speaking curiously to Rone, Leafiara asks, "Have you found anything just yet?"

(OOC) Pietra's player whispers to the group, "PLOT TWIST."

Speaking to Rone, Goldstr says, "Preciates it."

(OOC) Telagan's player whispers to the group, "Finkle is Einhorn!"

Leafiara says, "Many of us had been thinking, it's likely not coincidence that the Daily Darkstone and Darkstone Bay Consortium share a name."

(OOC) Pukk's player whispers to the group, "I'm going to ignore it."

(OOC) Leafiara's player whispers to the group, "Rone eyes the chocolate ice cream on Gutstorm's face as Gutstorm approaches her. Gutstorm hugs Rone."

(OOC) Pietra's player whispers to the group, "We're supposed to believe you ignore something, Pukk?"

Speaking melodically to Leafiara, Gespry says, "Darkstone."

(OOC) Leafiara's player whispers to the group, "But we already 'knew' Rone was female from the night the captains guarded her, heh. But yeah, in character we don't know."

Gespry melodically says, "That's kinda thin."

Speaking to Rone, Pukk asks, "So, did the distraction work?"

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Hail Yakooti!"

Speaking to Gespry, Leafiara says, "There's more to it than that--they seem to operate similarly too in terms of their propaganda methods."

(OOC) Ycelacie's player whispers to the group, "That seems like a pretty ic deduction."

(OOC) Xorus's player whispers to the group, "I believe Mother referred to Rone as a 'she' at one point. But that would take a lot of digging to find."

In a perfect imitation of Pukk, from behind Pukk, a voice says, "This one tried to distract them by having all of his legs fall off...."

Pukk exclaims, "I did a good job of it too!"

(OOC) Leafiara's player whispers to the group, "Yeah, she did, quite a long time ago."

Rone monotonously says, "No, nothing yet. Just suspicions."

Leafiara nods absently at Rone.

Speaking drunkenly to Pietra, Gutstorm slurs, "Shniff me."

Speaking to Gutstorm, Pietra asks, "I can smell you from ten feet away, why bother?"

Pukk whispers something to Leafiara.

Rone squints.

Rone twists slightly, cracking her spine. She looks much better.

Speaking melodically to Leafiara, Gespry says, "This doesn't seem like a good place to be holding a disccusion. Too easy for prying eyes and observant ears."

Goldstr whispers to the group, "LOL HER Spine."

Pukk whispers something to Leafiara.

Speaking to Rone, Pietra says, "You must be tired. After all these years."

Speaking wryly to Gespry, Leafiara says, "That's everywhere lately."

Gespry melodically says, "True."

Speaking to Rone, Adelynn inquires, "So what was the point of the encounter tonight? Why were you after the one, and why were these mercenaries after you?"

Leafiara mutters, "They seem to have spies at every corner."

A tiny spark emits from one of Rone's gauntlets.

Gespry melodically says, "Well, Gutstorm has a bunch of leaves to fall on, when he drinks."

Rone monotonously says, "I was looking into our enemies."

Speaking concernedly to Rone, Leafiara asks, "Is that spark... troubling?"

Rone monotonously says, "I was attacked, but then I pursued. I was ready for it."

Speaking melodically to Rone, Gespry says, "Apparently they noticed."

Speaking to Rone, Viva says, "You're quite the roofer."

Leafiara recalls, "The other Rones' gauntlets didn't last nearly as long as yours have before burning out."

Speaking to Rone, Adelynn prompts, "Who attacked you?"

Rone monotonously says, "I don't know who it is yet. One of the Knave's people."

Speaking melodically to a stocky snow white puppy with oversized black-tipped paws, Gespry says, "Settle down."

Speaking to Rone, Leafiara offers, "You don't have to be alone in this, you know... Sometimes it is best to work alone too, of course, but if you need any help in arranging an ambush or trap, you only need to say the word."

Gutstorm yells, "Ober here Darkie!"

Speaking wryly to Rone, Adelynn remarks, "Quite a bit of fireworks that chase produced, all over the town."

Lord Darkkstormmer just arrived.

Rone nods.

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Dat shoun lil racisht huh?"

Speaking curiously to Rone, Adelynn wonders, "Why not come directly to us for help?"

Leafiara grins.

Rone monotonously says, "Agreed."

Leafiara turns toward Rone and renders a sharp hand salute.

Rone monotonously says, "I think it is perhaps time we...coordinate."

Leafiara nods in agreement at Rone.

Rone monotonously says, "The Consortium is troubling."

Leafiara mutters, "Yeah, to say the least."

Adelynn remarks, "Past time."

Gespry melodically says, "I'm sure Rone is used to working alone. It may take some time to involve others.."

Pietra asks, "This... uh. Perhaps time?"

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Rone, can you shashinate Amosh? We no tell."

Leafiara professes, "I'd guess it's mostly Amos leading their machinations. I doubt the others would have the talent or will."

Speaking drunkenly to Adelynn, Gutstorm slurs, "Fer da greater goot."

Adelynn wryly notes, "Except you just told everyone."

Rone monotonously says, "We don't know who the Knave is yet. I won't murder a dozen and ask questions later."

Speaking to Rone, Goldstr says, "Ye should apply fer a Council seat."

Rone monotonously says, "I have some theories. We'll see."

Speaking wryly to Rone, Adelynn asks, "As noble of you as that is, wouldn't we have some guarantee that those killed are at least allied with or working for the Knave?"

Adelynn pointedly notes, "For example, there's little doubt that those we slew tonight on the Sands were in his employ, it seems."

Speaking to Adelynn, Leafiara admits, "Right now, no, it's near impossible to guarantee that unless they're wearing that grey armor like targets on their backs."

Pietra whispers something to Myharl.

Leafiara muses, "Which is probably exactly why they do wear it."

Speaking to Adelynn, Goldstr says, "Hey dey attack us, nae matters."

Pukk says, "Note to self: don't wear grey armor."

Adelynn wryly says, "So, plenty of supporters behind the scenes."

Speaking melodically to Pukk, Gespry says, "Protect your limbs."

Speaking to Rone, Viva asks, "Are you able to share your theories?"

Speaking to Gespry, Pukk says, "Yeah, things got out of HAND."

Rone monotonously says, "Some of my suspicions led me to the Daily Darkstone."

Gespry melodically says, "And feet."

Speaking to Goldstr, Telagan says, "We did walk in 'bit in the middle of things."

Rone monotonously says, "I think most of us share the same theories now."

Viva smiles at Rone.

Leafiara mutters, "Yeah, almost certainly."

Rone monotonously says, "Stephos. Amos. Octaven. Perhaps someone else unseen or unknown."

Adelynn wonders, "Shouldn't the mayor be able to launch a formal inquiry into the members of the Consortium, backed by the constabulary and the militia?"

Speaking to Rone, Pukk says, "I still think the Flower Girl is in on it."

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Kin we infiltrate dem? me shore Newshby would be greatful."

Rone monotonously says, "There is no mayor."

Speaking to Adelynn, Telagan says, "Presumes she's the mayor."

Kippe says, "The mayor has been 'removed.'"

Speaking to Adelynn, Leafiara says, "Militia's scattered with the barracks destroyed, and the town guard is... dubious at best."

Goldstr asks, "By whom?"

Goldstr points at Leafiara.

Adelynn wryly says, "Mayor's right here."

Goldstr says, "Our Mayor fer a bit still."

Gespry melodically says, "Agreed."

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Rone, we decided we no need da conshurshums approval to reckanize Leafi ash our mayer."

Leafiara says, "I appreciate the thought. I do intend to carry out my duty for the rest of the month as the people voted."

Leafiara says, "But like I said..."

Speaking to Adelynn, Kippe says, "Not according to the Consortium and they hold the cards."

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Jush shayin."

Leafiara says, "My resources are minimal at the moment either way, with Dunigan so questionable."

Pietra asks, "Does this mean campaign button season isn't coming this year?"

Gutstorm taps an asymmetrically winged campaign button that reads, "Team Leafi: Embrace the Chaos!" that he is wearing.

Speaking incredulously to Kippe, Adelynn asks, "The Consortium controls the constabulary?"

Speaking to Gutstorm, Pietra says, "That's from last year, silly."

Speaking to Pietra, Leafiara says, "We'll bring it back. As we take out one problem at a time... or, ideally, most of these might be the same problems wrapped up as one."

Speaking to Adelynn, Kippe says, "They're pretty much running everything."

Adelynn disbelievingly asks, "We truly can't assemble what remains of the militia and restore Leafiara, launch a formal inquiry?"

Speaking to Gutstorm, Aeith says, "That slogan only grows more and more appropriate."

Speaking melodically to Roelon, Gespry says, "I don't recall there being a vote to recall. Though the politics of Landing are a tad different then Icemules. I still see Leafiara as the recognized mayor."

Gespry melodically says, "Maybe not MY mayor, but still."

Speaking slowly to Adelynn, Leafiara suggests, "Maybe you should go have a look at the destroyed barracks I've been mentioning all night..."

Adelynn wryly comments, "I find it hard to believe we couldn't put Leafiara back in place against the wishes of some corrupt merchants."

Speaking deeply to Gespry, Roelon says, "As far as ah care, Amos and those others hold no official power."

Speaking to Gespry, Telagan says, "Can recognize 'er as the Queen of the Seas - ain't goin' make it so without the power to enforce its."

Rone monotonously says, "They are not all corrupt."

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Dat pawnshop feller ish a crook."

Leafiara offers, "It's more like they're being corrupt*ed* if anything. At least, some of them."

Speaking to Rone, Goldstr says, "Aye but some be misguided."

Rone nods at Goldstr.

Gespry melodically says, "I'm thinking it might be more inline with they are being blackmailed."

Rone monotonously says, "We've all been manipulated and misguided before."

Adelynn dismissively says, "Still, they're just merchants and business owners. This town has handled far worse."

Rone monotonously says, "We shouldn't forget that."

Leafiara says, "Larton and Larsya are still on the side of the people, at very least. They didn't want elections cancelled."

Speaking deeply to Leafiara, Roelon says, "Prayed upon their fears and misled."

Speaking to Roelon, Leafiara sighs, "Yeah."

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Waldow makesh good minichersh, he dokay in my book."

Pietra says, "Good job, Larton! What about Edina, or Edwina or whatever. We know she holds a lot of power."

A tiny spark emits from one of Rone's gauntlets.

Leafiara says, "Edwina's not associated with the--"

Leafiara glances at Rone.

Adelynn offhandedly remarks, "Good to know I can still do business with Larton at least."

Goldstr says, "Larsya was somehow misguided by Amos."

Speaking seriously to Rone, Leafiara asks, "Do those need some repairing or anything?"

Speaking to Leafiara, Pietra says, "Edwina is associated with controlling Larton."

Rone glances at Leafiara.

Rone monotonously says, "It's fine."

Speaking tentatively to Rone, Leafiara says, "Alright, if you say so."

Rone monotonously says, "We'll coordinate more."

Speaking to Leafiara, Adelynn asks, "When were the barracks destroyed, anyway?"

Speaking to Pietra, Goldstr says, "Ex wives do dat."

Speaking to Adelynn, Leafiara says, "Roughly five months ago."

Speaking to Rone, Pietra asks, "What color will our matching outfits be?"

Rone monotonously says, "Next trail I find, we'll go it together."

Speaking earnestly to Rone, Leafiara says, "Appreciated. We'll look forward to just that."

Rone monotonously says, "The last time one of those pylons hit me..."

Rone shakes her head.

Adelynn wryly asks, "And the militia captains haven't organized their forces into a new location yet?"

Speaking to Adelynn, Leafiara says, "The Knave's been systematically hunting down the remaining militia."

Speaking melodically to Leafiara, Gespry says, "If you need assistance, you only have to call."

Speaking to Leafiara, Pietra says, "And have coffee."

Speaking appreciatively to Gespry, Leafiara says, "Thank you, and I've no doubt we will."

Gespry melodically says, "Coffee is a bonus."

Speaking deeply to Leafiara, Roelon says, "The kilts come free of charge."

Leafiara mutters, "And of course, I'm sure it's pure 'coincidence' that the Knave never went after the town guard."

Gespry melodically says, "Probably a good thing."

Speaking to Rone, Viva says, "'I'll take a pylon hit for you if the need arises."

Rone grins at Viva.

Rone monotonously says, "...thanks."

Viva bows to Rone.

Adelynn amusedly says, "Like Sleepy makes a difference one way or another."

Gutstorm drunkenly slurs, "Da knave better to go into Helga'sh, she can kill anyfin wif her towel."

Speaking to Adelynn, Leafiara clarifies, "I'm talking about all the town guards, not just him."

Rone spins, white cloak trailing behind, and slips off into the night.